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Eight months ago, Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy married Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume in a lavish [Note: I feel like everyone who writes about royal weddings always uses that word as if they were sent into the dungeon in case they didn't. So just to make sure that I don't...] two-day-event. This weekend, she experienced her very first National Day in her new country. She welcomed the people of Colmar-Berg at the local castle, she visited Esch-sur-Alzette, watched the torchlight parade at the Place Guillaume II, attended the first interconfessional Te Deum, sat (and stood) through the military parade, and got the chance to dress up for the gala event.
Why I am telling you all of this? The peeps over at RTL have made a special report about Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's first National Day and you can watch it right here. The video also reveals that we can look forward to September as the Hereditary Grand Ducal couple is planning to meet with the press to give interviews after the summer is over.
Moi took the occasion to show you all of Stéphanie's tiara appearances - one of my favourite topics, if you hadn't guessed already - once again. In only eight months, she showed us five different sparklers on her head. (That's five more than we've seen on a certain Monégasque Princess in two years.) For all the criticising I sometimes do, I really love how she's digging deep into the vaults and brings out a lot of long unseen pieces though also knows when to go for the family's more substantial and important pieces.